What Is This?

By Sam Biddle on at

Is this scorched protrusion a robot genital wart? A satellite fragment? A melting CPU? Keep guessing!

Photographer Deborah Bay has some big ideas about tiny bullets:

The plexiglas captured the fragmentation of the bullets and provided a visual record of the energy released on impact. As I began to explore this concept further, I also was intrigued by the psychological tension created between the jewel-like beauty and the inherent destructiveness of the fragmented projectiles.

There you have it—you're looking up close at a bullet smashed into a plate of glass. Kind of pretty, right? But also kind of terrifying to think what it'd look like with a person instead of plexiglass. Not so pretty. [PetaPixel]